I’ve never seen days like the ones we live in now.
For some people, however, it’s been a harsh, everyday reality for years or even lifetimes.
Maybe not the same specific conditions, but the ever-present fear and uncertainty about what’s coming next.
It’s made me examine my Christian faith and my view of salvation. Are we saved to spare us from hardship; to give us a trouble-free journey through life?
If that’s been your perception, you’ve not been reading your Bible with any understanding. The Bible quite clearly refers to fiery trials, tribulations, persecutions, enduring to the end – need I continue?
Our Christian convictions are about to be tested in the coming weeks, months and years. The same devil that’s put together a very effective straitjacket in the global events of the last couple of years ain’t finished yet.
We’ve all had ideas about what the end time events might look like; I believe we’re starting to see the reality of it now. There is going to come, for Christians, a choice to be made, and one that can’t be avoided.
Who are we going to worship? As Joshua said a very long time ago, “Choose this day whom you will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!”
I choose to say I’m a Christian.
I choose to believe the word of God.
I choose to worship God.
I choose to warn others of the need to choose Christ – sure, I’ll get mocked or politely tolerated, but what sort of a friend would I be if I didn’t see a tsunami in the distance and warn those in its path?
If one person escapes because of my warning, it’ll be worth it.